Parallel Universe: Pazzo (1/5)

By: HILOBROW
January 27, 2010

Here’s the 5th reading from the first episode of “Parallel Universe: Pazzo,” a monthly science fiction podcast sponsored by HiLobrow.com and hosted by Pazzo Books. The first episode was taped on January 15th; it’s not yet available in its entirety. All readings were accompanied by the theremin stylings of Peggy Nelson.

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James Parker reads, accompanied by Peggy Nelson on theremin

Transcript of Joshua Glenn’s introduction to the 5th reading (of the 1st episode):

James Parker will read an excerpt from “The Dancing Partner,” an 1893 story by the English humorist Jerome K. Jerome. Jerome’s story might be described as a reverse-gendered spin on E.T.A. Hoffman’s earlier, uncanny story, “The Sandman,” but I prefer to think of it as a reverse-gendered spin — avant la lettre — on the sexy and witless “fembot” with whom we became so familiar in the 1960s-70s. In “The Dancing Partner,” Herr Geibel invents a handsome male robot, who — to the delight of Geibel’s daughter, Olga — speaks only in pleasantries and never tires of dancing.

NOTE: If the audio of this particular segment sounds slightly muffled or quiet, it’s because our recorder failed at this point in the program. We were able to strip this audio from a video recording of the event.

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